For millions of young people, the idea of reaching beyond the expected—of aspiring for more–is rarely encouraged.

Girl Rising, in partnership with Sunsilk, is changing this narrative through Explore More. Our multi-part program in Thailand and Pakistan is designed to encourage and equip girls, and boys, to address strict social norms, pursue their passions, and to aspire to a future full of possibilities.


Facilitator’s Guide


Every young person should feel encouraged to pursue their dreams. We created a facilitation tool to pair with new video content and five stories from the Girl Rising film. It invites active participation through engaging lessons, personal reflection, and discussion.

The twelve-part guide includes culturally relevant activities that support students as they build skills, identify their dreams, set goals, capitalize on their strengths, and understand the value of seeking and becoming a role model.

See Explore More in action:

I dream of becoming a doctor and helping people in need. This is also my mother’s dream for me, which I really want to achieve.
— Student, Grade 8, Pakistan

Our Local Partners


Thanks to our incredible local partners we’re equipping hundreds of teachers and students with educational curricula and creative multimedia through a pilot program set to complete in early 2019. Our unique collaboration encourages both girls and boys in Pakistan and Thailand to stretch their horizons, identify and build communities of support, and aspire for more!


Special thank you to our local partners

Actionaid Thailand

Center for Girls

GRACE Association

Khatoon-e-Pakistan/Zindagi Trust

Kiran School

Teach for Thailand

We’re proud to partner with Sunsilk on this project. Sunsilk's mission is to help open up possibilities for girls everywhere, by inspiring and equipping them to explore more to their fullest potential.